Teach Me to Machine Quilt!
Hey peeps just wanted to let
My friend Pat Sloan has a new book that just hit the streets "Teach Me To Machine Quilt" and you can enter to win a free copy as well as some other fun quilty stuff. Here is a link to her blog where you can enter to win: http://blog.patsloan.com/pats-mega-fun-book-tour/ check it out!
Many of you know I have been teaching machine quilting both on longarm and on domestic machines for nearly 30 years and this is the perfect book for beginners who have never machine quilted or if you struggle with your machine quilting. There is a lot of information on not only how to, but also batting, thread, needles and even some fun projects for you to try the different techniques on.
Toward the back of the book Pat includes lots of projects from simple table runners to wall quilts to larger throw quilts and even a darling bed quilt. Some pieced, some scrappy, some applique and there is something for everyone.
If you have a bit more time this darling "Mini Charm Star" quilt is a fun option. I love the scrappy look of this one and it would look nice on the wall as shown here or even on your table.
Here is a simple quilted table runner that would be perfect for the upcoming holidays - do it in fun Christmas prints and since it won't take any time at all you can give it to your friends, your hairdresser or anyone you need a quick gift for.
Lastly my favorite quick project in the book is this darling "Dresden Candy Dish" which gives you a chance to show off your newly discovered machine quilting skills in the "white space" around the block and use up some of your scraps since the blades are pieced and the best part, you only have to make one!
What's not to love about a Dresden right?
So don't forget to enter the drawing for your chance to win the book but also some fun quilty stuff.
Until next time, may your week be full of blessings from above.